Friday, 27 August 2010

Cycling Solo - Johannesburg to Cape Town

After having cycled through Israel in 2004, the bug had definitely not just bitten me...but taken a whole chomp!!!

On March 3rd I set off to cycle solo from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

This was my first excursion undertaken in my own home country.

I wanted to test myself physically, mentally and emotionally. Seeing as I want to take on the whole of Africa, I knew I'd need to be strong in all categories.

But then I am also superbly stubborn!!! So difficult situations just pose as a fun obstacle to me. Wink

In those days I racked up the first of many amazing, heartwarming and tear-jerking experiences. First of many to come!

I was absolutely amazed and humbled at the support I received from people all over the country.

I completed the trip and arrived in Cape Town 15 days later. Having covered 1500 kilometers.

It was right then that I knew, unequivocally, that I can do this thing!!! Smile


Jaco Strydom said...

Have a look at my blog. I am preparing for my 2nd attempt at Beit Bridge to Cape Town. 4000km of pure mountain bike heaven.

Enjoy the planning...

Jolandie Rust said...

Cool! I'll check out your blog. A friend of mine is currently busy waling from Beit Bridge to Cape Town.

Jolandie Rust said...

Walking...sorry...not waling...walking. LoL

Cycling 4 Kidz 2012 said...

hi yolandi i need some help im doing a cycling trip in jan from jhb alberton to capetown v&a waterfront. what is the best route to take abd the best towns to stop over in. thanks sven

Jolandie Rust said...

Hi Sven. Thanks for your comment. I'll get in touch with you via email.

Charldin Wasserfall said...

Hi my name is Charldin Wasserfall, I am currently planning a cycle trip down to cape town myself.

What route did you ride?and did you fund your own trip?

Graham said...

Hi. I'm toying with a pedal from Jozi to CT. Could you recommend a route and share some tips on how to plan for accommodation and food? Thanks. Graham

sophie de bleecker said...

Hi jolandie, great achievement! I also am interested in doing this stretch, could you send me your route and stops where you slept? thanks!